Of course, when we say fluoride we don’t mean calcium fluoride which is perfectly safe and natural compound, but synthetically derived fluoride which is actually potentially harmful byproduct.
The fact is that the levels are extremely high and we can freely say that they make these products hazardous. In other words the consumption of inexpensive tea brings almost the same risks as consumption of junk food.
Inexpensive Tea Comes With Pesticides and Fluoride
The majority of teas are not cleaned thoroughly before the drying process starts, so non-organic teas come with pesticides particles. Certain tea brands, including brands that claim that their products are free of pesticides, include pesticides that were linked to cancer in amount that is way higher than the limits set by authorities in the EU and US.
A scientific study published not while ago in the reputable Food Research international journal has concluded that more affordable brands come with sufficient amount of fluoride to boost the chances of developing kidney issues, bone tooth and in some cases cancer.
As a matter of fact, some of these cheap teas come with about 7 ppm (parts per million) and the highest level of fluoride should be 4 ppm. As you can see this is truly shocking because when fluoride enters our bones and create deposits in the body it will take years for the body to naturally cleanse it.
Why Does Tea Include Fluoride?
During the process of growing, the tea plants store fluoride in them. In other words, the old leaves come with highest level of fluoride. Low quality and cheap teas usually contain old leaves that include higher levels of fluoride compared to young leaves. In addition, these inexpensive teas include small leaves and they have more fluoride.
Is Decaffeinated Tea Different?
No, the truth is that this specific type of tea had even higher levels of fluoride compared to regular, caffeinated tea.
Is There Anything That We Can do or Should We Avoid Drinking Tea?
Obviously, the answer is no. For starters, focus on purchasing tea made of loose leaves and brew the tea from zero. There is no doubt that bagged tea is convenient and makes the process of preparing simpler, but as we already said bagged tea usually comes with leaves with low quality and contains high fluoride levels.
- Use white tea because it comes with low levels of fluoride.
- Purchase organic tea. This tea is grown with the help of cultivation methods that are more refined and Eco-friendly. Some manufacturers use purified water during this process.
Keep in mind that this is only basic information and you can check the Internet to find out which brand contains least and most fluoride in their teas. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends who love drinking tea.
Via New Daily